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Iowa State University Student Worker Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2020

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4 Ratings
  1. "Awesome experience!"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Awesome culture - Great faculty and staff - Students are very talented

    Cons

    - Honestly no cons, it's a perfect job for a student

    Iowa State University2020-03-05
  2. "ISU values student workers very little"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I feel I am well respected within my department and seen as a real asset to the team, but in the eyes of management and higher up at the university, it is quite the contrary. Hours are very flexible in my department which has been great during stressful times with schoolwork

    Cons

    Ive been a student worker in the same department for almost 3 years and have never received a raise, just an unofficially recognized title boost. not any room to grow in my experience.

    Iowa State University2019-09-09
  3. "Student Employee at ISU Book Store"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, getting to interact with customers a lot

    Cons

    The pay is not great, there can be lots of downtime

    Iowa State University2019-09-03
  4. "Excellent Opportunities for Students"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly to students. Work Located on campus.

    Cons

    Positions are often low paying and service type work.

    Iowa State University2019-07-24
  5. "Great place to start working"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    manage your own schedule; salary is average

    Cons

    repetitive work basically every day

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    Iowa State University2019-04-01
  6. "Convenient employment for students"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No need to commute, you're already on campus for classes. Nice managers and fun co-workers.

    Cons

    It is essentially fast food.

    Iowa State University2019-03-16
  7. "Low pay for boring work."

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They work around your school schedule.

    Cons

    They continue to raise tuition while being kind enough to not pay enough.

    Iowa State University2019-03-25
  8. "Dining"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to schedule from semester to semester

    Cons

    Hard to get your shift taken when you need time off

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    Iowa State University2019-01-22
  9. "Student Employment"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker 

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They work around your schedule and provide an income to further your education and the overall experience. There is a pay raise every semester.

    Cons

    Coworkers are also students and thusly can be somewhat unreliable. Some of the conditions can be not ideal, and you can be asked to work longer than you had previously agreed to.

    Iowa State University2016-12-13
  10. "I was responsible for fixing anything that broke or needed replacing in all dorm rooms."

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    On the job I was faced with many problems which greatly improved my problem solving skills.

    Cons

    It was a lot of hands on physical work that can become very tiring

    Iowa State University2015-03-05
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